Distinguished Alumni Awards event set Sept. 28

Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Wilkerson will be among St. John’s Seminary’s honored Distinguished Alumni to be honored Sept. 28.

With attendance growing each year, St. John's Seminary will hold its seventh annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner outside on the Seminary grounds Sept. 28.

This year’s dinner will honor Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Wilkerson, Michael Clements, Msgr. Helmut Hefner, Msgr. Norman Priebe and Father Thomas Peacha. The 2014 honorees bring the total to 35 since the inaugural dinner in 2008.

Vespers begin at 4 p.m., followed by a reception and awards dinner. Tickets are $225 per person. Sponsorships, including tribute book advertising, are also available. For more information email advancement@stjohnsem.edu or call (805) 389-2035


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September 30, 2014

  • Tuesday, September 30

    Bible Study, 8:45-10:45 a.m. (Tues. to Nov. 18), Holy Trinity Church, 209 N. Hanford Ave., San Pedro. (310) 548-6535.

    Is Evil an Epidemic in Our Time? talk by Cambria Tortorelli, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.Holy Family Church, 1527 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena; $. (626)  403-6107.

    “Fiesta for Friends of St. Francis Center,” fundraiser, 6-9 p.m., Mijares Restaurant, 145 Palmetto Dr., Pasadena. (213) 747-5347.

    “College Fair,” for HS students and their parents, 6-8 p.m., Don Bosco Tech, 1151 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead. (626) 940-2000.

    Bible Study, 7:30-9 p.m. (also Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-noon; year-long), St. John Vianney Church, 1345 Turnbull Canyon Rd., Hacienda Heights. (626) 330-7835.

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